Mr. Peabody

History

Peabody is unique among the animals at Animal Ark.  He is a reptile and not a predator.  He is a charming favorite of many of our young visitors.  Peabody was brought to Aaron and Diana Hiibel (Animal Ark Co-Founders) in the spring of 1987 by a firefighter who had helped save their home from a wildfire three years earlier.  Apparently, Peabody had been a pet, probably with several different families.  Mr. Peabody serves as an ambassador for his species in Southern Nevada that is threatened with extinction.

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Common Name: Desert Tortoise

Scientific Name: Gopherus agassizii

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: Approximately 1956

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